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Why I Write

Mises Institute, August 11, 2020 Why I Write by James Bovard I was born in Iowa, raised in the mountains of Virginia, and attended Virginia Tech sporadically from 1974 to 1976 before dropping out to try my luck writing. At some point in the late 1970s, individual liberty became my highest political value and I […]

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MP3 Speech at Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania Conference

On Saturday, I gave a talk at the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party state convention.  There were so many great folks there and it was a pleasure to speak to a savvy, friendly audience.  Richard Schwarz did a pitch-perfect introduction that set the tone for the talk.  It’s hard not to like a guy who is always […]

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Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War

Gun Seizures Could Lead to Civil War by James Bovard February 3, 2020 “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” declared “Beto” O’Rourke at a Democratic party presidential candidate debate in September. Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons is “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to the Washington Post. […]

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Gun Grabbing Would Result in a Federal Rout

American Conservative, August 30, 2019 Democrats’ Gun Buy-Back Plan Would Backfire Horrifically Those who support policies that would lead to mass carnage should be called out, not applauded for their moral courage. By James Bovard Compelling Americans to surrender their so-called assault weapons has become “the newest purity test” for Democratic presidential candidates, according to […]

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USA TODAY: Remember FBI’s Flawed Record in Kavanaugh-Ford Investigation

USA TODAY, October 2, 2018 Don’t count on the FBI to clear up the Kavanaugh-Ford mess. Its record is flawed. by James Bovard After last week’s explosive congressional hearing, the Senate and the Trump administration agreed to reopen the FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Former FBI chief James Comey wrote Sunday that “the […]

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The Hill: A Politically Weaponized FBI is Plenty Dangerous

The Hill, June 13, 2018 A politically weaponized FBI is nothing new, but plenty dangerous by James Bovard The Justice Department Inspector General is expected to release on Thursday its report on alleged FBI misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump supporters and opponents are already pre-spinning the report to vindicate or undercut the president. […]

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David Hardy’s Excellent New Book on Leashing Leviathan

It’s hard not to like a savvy ex-federal lawyer who blows the whistle on the feds. David Hardy has been doing that for decades – often with explosive results. Hardy, along with the late Mike McNulty, helped blow open the coverup of the federal assaults at Waco. Hardy’s dogged Freedom of Information Act requests turned […]

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